Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology


Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): li2
to leave / to depart / to separate / separation / to defy / to go against / distant from / apart from / to run into / to meet with / to act in pair / (said of light) bright / a Chinese family name

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 79BB
GB2312-80 := C0EB

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

(deletion 离(離-隹))

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 96E2
Big5 := C2F7

離 li2 离 li2 (productive phonetic)


History of Chinese Writing


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 离. An animal.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L30412 L30413 L30414 L30415 L30416 L02285 L02286
L02287 L02288 L02289 L02290 L02291 L02292

Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known

Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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